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Quinz further vindicates import of sire to Ireland

Racing Post Chase Handicap (Grade 3), 3m

QUINZ (7 g Robin Des Champs - Altesse Du Mou by Tin Soldier)

Breeder: Michael Blond in France

THE decision of the late Liam Cashman to import Robin Des Champs to stand at his Glenview Stud was vindicated once again on Saturday when Quinz ground out a brave victory over Mount Oscar (by Oscar) in the Racing Post Chase at Kempton.

Robin Des Champs, a Garde Royale half-brother to Robin Des Pres, has been well supported since his transfer from France in 2009. And for good reason; his best runners include Escort'men, winner of the Dovecote Novices' Hurdle on the Racing Post Chase card 12 months ago, Wayward Novices' Chase winner Original and the top-class mare Quevega, who won the World Series Hurdle at Punchestown for Willie Mullins last season.

Robin Des Champs stands for €5,000 at Glenview Stud in Ireland.

Quinz is the best of two winners out of his dam, an unplaced daughter of the Petingo stallion Tin Soldier. She is a half-sister to four minor jumps winners in France as well as the dam of Olazuro Du Mou, who ran second in the 2006 Prix Le Guales de Mezaubran Hurdle at Auteuil.




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